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Dystrophy, Asphyxiating Thoracic

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Synonyms of Dystrophy, Asphyxiating Thoracic

  • Asphyxiating Thoracic Dysplasia
  • ATD
  • Jeune Syndrome
  • Thoracic-Pelvic-Phalangeal Dystrophy

Disorder Subdivisions

  • No subdivisions found.

General Discussion

Asphyxiating thoracic dystrophy is a very rare form of congenital dwarfism affecting the development of the bone structure, particularly of the chest (thorax) but also of the legs and arms. Typical, major characteristics include failure of the rib cage to develop correctly, kidney problems (renal failure due to polycystitis), and shortened bones of the arms and legs.

Organizations related to Dystrophy, Asphyxiating Thoracic

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